Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Former Red Says Pogba Needs 'Kick Up Backside'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Former Red Says Pogba Needs 'Kick Up Backside'

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FORMER United midfielder Darren Fletcher has blasted Paul Pogba's behaviour, insisting the France star 'needs a kick up the backside'.

Many people believe the rift between the Frenchman and Jose Mourinho was a key factor in the manager being sacked yesterday.

"I don't think he's conducted himself well recently, and I think he needs a kick up the backside," said Fletcher.

"Everybody talked about 'who's going to go, is it going to be Pogba or Mourinho?' "Now, if Pogba starts thinking that he's bigger than Mourinho, there's your next problem.

"Somebody needs to get control of Paul Pogba and say 'listen, this hasn't been a battle between Mourinho and Pogba and you've won, you've got to go and prove yourself now'.

"And a manager's got to come in there and demand more from him, to lead this team forward. …

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